A quirky and well-written novel about the people associated with and affected by a mid-western circus. The book is filled with interesting and unusual characters, and good descriptions of its mostly Indiana locales. I particularly liked the way the author structured the story's chronology to link the various pieces together.
Mesmerizing fiction story of people involved in and around a circus, based loosely on a real circus in which the author's relatives were involved. Begins by telling about the owner's personal life and how it dictated his purchase of the circus and then moves forward a few years, then back, then forward many years, all tying together either performers or one particular family or even families who just lived in the town. Very well-written, especially since many of the stories are very sad. Great book.
An excellent novel from a very talented writer. Highly recommended!
Wow!!!this book just draws you into the lives of the circus people and then the genreations that follow!
It is alot of little stories in one story about a cirus company over the span of 100 years.
A sweet collection of interrelated stories about the stars and crew, and family members of the Porter circus. The last story nicely ties all of the stories together and explains why everyday should be a circus day!
Quirky book, but interesting.
I really like a story about the days of the circus gone by. There is such a romanticism and nostalgia about it despite the ugly truths that we know hide just beyond the big top. The author presented such fascinating characters that we mourned for and celebrated with as if we knew them personally.
Very good stories about a circus from the early 1900's thru today.